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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?



Chinese Snowball Viburnum
Viburnum macrocephalum

Viburnum leaf
beetle home


Guide to identifying Viburnums

  • Common names


  • Is it a viburnum?


  • Which viburnum?


  • Express key


  • ID tutorial


  • Guide to viburnums by David Swaciak.

    Leaf drawings by
    Marcia Eames-Sheavly.

    Logo images by Paul Weston & Craig Cramer

    Leaves:

    • Deciduous or semi-evergreen
    • 2 to 4 inches long, 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide
    • Rounded or egg-shaped to football-shaped
    • Stellate pubescence (star-like hairs) on underside
    • Petiole (leaf stem) short
    Flowers:
    • White born in 3- to 8-inch hemispherical clusters
    • Blooms May to early June

    Fruit:
    • No fruit

    Similar Species and distinguishing characteristics:

    Viburnum carlesii
    Leaves 1 to 4 inches long, .75 to 2.5 inches wide. Fruit changing red to black August to September.
    Viburnum lantana
    Leaves 2 to 5 inches long, 1.5 to 4 inches wide. Fruit color changes from green to red to blue-black in August and September
    Viburnum x juddii
    Leaves 1.75 to 2.5 inches long, 1 t0 1.75 inches wide. Fruit red changing to black

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